We seek passion and excellence

Our mission is to develop advanced technologies to rid the oceans of plastic. We need to complete one of the most ambitious engineering projects on the face of the planet. To succeed in our mission, we hire dedicated, fully focused, and out-of-the-box thinking employees.

If you are a master problem solver and are willing to do whatever it takes to rid the world’s oceans of plastic, we want you at The Ocean Cleanup.

River plastic research in Guatemala The Ocean Cleanup crew with local operator in Jakarta, Indonesia for Interceptor 001

Our cultural philosophy


We put our mission first, set challenging ambitions, and persevere where any normal person would have long given up on a quest to rid the world’s oceans of plastic.


To innovate through uncharted waters, we transparently discuss issues, challenge each other, and approach failures as Unscheduled Learning Opportunities.


Through pragmatic, focused, and disciplined execution, we work to maximize plastic collection and put ourselves out of business as fast as possible.


This problem is too big for anyone to solve alone, so it’s important to trust and build on each other and our partners. We celebrate team wins and have fun while we’re at it!

Job openings

Need a few good reasons to join the team?

  • See your work getting implemented within months of initial design
  • Work on cutting-edge engineering, modeling, and plastic pollution research.
  • Be part of a driven group of experts, who see the “impossible” as temporary.
  • Play a key role in launching the largest cleanup in history.

We bring the Silicon Valley culture to the Netherlands

  • Build, break, learn, and repeat: we iterate fast and continuously
  • We work anywhere, anytime.
  • Personal accountability is our culture (no time sheets or fixed number of holidays)
  • From (free) team lunches, to drinks on the terrace, to ping pong – we work hard, but we also enjoy downtime
  1. Boyan Slat

    CEO and Founder
  2. Jacob Fonteijne

    Managing Director
  3. Lonneke Holierhoek

    Rivers Director
  4. Henk van Dalen

    Director Ocean
  5. Joy Gao

    Finance Director
  6. Alex Mills

    Operations Manager
  7. Ana Alejandra Leal Lara

    Environmental Coordinator
  8. André Vollering

    Data Scientist
  9. Andriarimina Rakotonirina

    Computational Modelling Specialist
  10. Angela Osorio

    Waste Manager Specialist
  11. Anne Raangs

    Operations Manager
  12. Arjen Tjallema

    Head of Technology Ocean
  13. Bastiaan Dubois

    Business Development Manager
  14. Ben Mallett

    Sorting and Recycling Manager
  15. Bruno Sainte-Rose

    Lead Computational Modeler Specialist
  16. Caroline Leclerc

    Business Development Manager EMEA
  17. Cesar Maldonado

    Operations Manager Junior
  18. Charlotte de Jong

    Execution Partnership Junior
  19. Chris Reichard

    Project Engineer Senior
  20. Christian Cocca

    Testing Manager
  21. Cyril Girardeaux

    Project Manager Senior
  22. Dan van der Kooy

    Senior Video Producer
  23. Daniella Kern

    Legal Coordinator
  24. David Higgins

    River Surveyor Engineer
  25. Deborah Koskela

    Project Engineer Senior
  26. Demi Bartels

    Supply Chain Coordinator Junior
  27. Don Kemler

    Operations Manager Senior
  28. Dorine Poelhekke

    Business Development Manager
  29. Elisabeth Thiemann

    Funding Analyst
  30. Ellen Hoogland

    Legal Counsel Senior
  31. Emma Brussen

    Community Manager
  32. Erika Träskvik

    Sr. Digital Marketing & E-Commerce Manager
  33. Eva Snijder

    Material Development Manager
  34. Fedde Poppenk

    Project Engineer Senior
  35. Femke Hoes

    Finance Coordinator
  36. Florent Beauverd

    Head of Creative and Documentary Productions
  37. Francesco Ferrari

    Environmental Manager Sr
  38. Gabriela Varela Clavijo

    Program Manager Ocean
  39. Glen Kissack

    Operations Manager
  40. Grégoire Simon

    Project Engineer Rivers Junior
  41. Helen Wolter

    Plastic Lab Scientist
  42. Ilse Niessen

    Environmental Assistant
  43. Irina Novikova

    Business Development Manager
  44. Jasper van Eijk

    Project Engineer Senior
  45. Joel Jansen

    Head of Offshore Project
  46. Jolanda Dubois

    Finance Coordinator
  47. Joost Dubois

    Director Communications (LT)
  48. Josee Meiners

    HR & Facility Director (LT)
  49. Julius Lein

    Offshore Operations Manager
  50. Karen Shepherd

    Executive Assistant
  51. Laurent Lebreton

    Head of Research
  52. Leonard Sprik

    Head of Major Donor Relations and Philanthropy
  53. Letícia Abreu Passos de Souza

    Legal Counsel Senior
  54. Linda Upeniece

    HR & Payroll Coordinator
  55. Maarten van Berkel

    Head of IT & Data (LT)
  56. Maggie Lund

    Business Development Manager China & Philippines
  57. Manon Ait Amrouche

    Project Engineer Senior
  58. Martin Gonzalez Jimenez

    R&D Engineer Senior
  59. Mathieu Feisthauer

    Head of Project Management
  60. Matthias Egger

    Ocean Scientist
  61. Max Garstman

    HR Assistant
  62. Michelle Tishler

    Head of Environmental Affairs
  63. Nadira Cader

    Legal Assistant
  64. Nisha Bakker

    Partnerships Director (LT)
  65. Onno van de Sande

    Integrated River Solutions Director
  66. Peter Wiersum

    Program Manager Communications
  67. Reijnder de Feijter

    Project Engineer Senior
  68. Renata Correia

    River Surveyor Engineer Senior
  69. Robin de Vries

    Geospatial Analyst
  70. Rutger de Witt Wijnen

    General Counsel (LT)
  71. Ryan du Plessis

    Senior Financial Accountant
  72. Sascha Kraayenbrink

    Executive Asssistant
  73. Sjoerd Drenkelford

    Project Engineer Senior
  74. Stella van den Berg

    Catch Management Director (LT)
  75. Stephanie Lermen Mendonça

    Business Developer for LATAM
  76. Steven Bink

    IT Manager
  77. Stijn Pinson

    River Data Scientist
  78. Thaine Herman Assumpcao

    River Survey Engineer Junior
  79. Thomas Mani

    River Field Scientist Specialist
  80. Thorson Wegener

    Operations Manager
  81. Tilo Kauerhoff

    Project Engineer Medior
  82. Valentina Marinelic

    Creative Content Producer
  83. Viktorija Gaizutyte

    Social Media Manager
  84. Yannick Pham

    Computational Modeler

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